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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

As a reminder, we will be hosting another Virtual Discussion this afternoon at 2:00 PM Pacific Time. The discussion will follow a similar format to the previous discussion but will also feature the topic of Sponsorships & Relationships. This discussion will be lead by Isaac Jacobson, the VP of Strategic Partnerships of EventsPass. Follow the call-in information below to join in!

Today's theme for Fairgrounds Appreciation Month is Food Drives! Make sure to tag us on social media and use #FairgroundsAppreciationMonth and #WFAHereToHelp. We are looking forward to seeing all of the ways you are sharing what our amazing industry does!

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
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WFA COVID-19 Communications
Featured Topic: Sponsorship & Relationships
Time: May 6, 2020 2:00 PM PST
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Phone: +1 (669) 900-9128
Meeting ID: 210 210 1776
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NEW! Proud Member of Western Fairs Association Digital Stamp
We are proud to have you all as members, check out our new Digital Stamp to include on your website, social media, or email signature...DOWNLOAD TODAY!
 
 
 
 
NEW! Proud Member of California Fairs Alliance Digital Stamp
We have rebranded and are ready to take action, CFA members we appreciate you! Here is your new Digital Stamp to include on your website, social media, or email signature...DOWNLOAD TODAY!
 
 
 
 
We Are Here to HELP Digital Campaign
Western Fairs Association and our members are HERE TO HELP as we navigate our way through COVID-19. Today more than ever we are seeing our local, state, and national governments call upon the fair industry to assist during times of crisis; nationwide, Fairgrounds stand to serve. Let’s make #WFAHereToHelp travel the world...JOIN THE CAMPAIGN.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED: WFA COVID-19 Updates Webpage
The Western Fairs Association COVID-19 Updates webpage includes a full list of fair cancellations, resources, and information by country and state. This page is updated daily... VISIT OUR SITE.
 
 
 
 
WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
 
 
 
 
NEW! Tulare County Fair kicks off fair food drive-through
Valley Voice
Fans of fair food can drive through the fairgrounds this Friday through Sunday to enjoy corn dogs, chicken strips, lemonade, cotton candy and more...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Marin County Fair goes virtual with online contests
Marin Independent Journal
While the Marin County Fair has been canceled over the coronavirus pandemic, event organizers decided the show must go on — at least virtually...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus: State testing site opens at Yolo County Fairgrounds
Daily Democrat
A community testing site for COVID-19 opened at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland on Tuesday...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
FREE WEBINAR: Two Important Tools for Hosting a Virtual Show and Virtual Auction
Showorks
Your exhibitors and community have worked hard in preparation for this year's fair. Many fairs have already pulled off a successful Virtual Show and/or Virtual Auction with a surprising success! Join us for a free Webinar to show how easy this can be done...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Task Force to Continue, Trump Says, Contradicting Earlier Comments
The New York Times
The European Union’s economy is set to contract 7.4 percent this year. Jared Kushner’s volunteer brigade complicated the hunt for medical supplies. China criticized the United States government for asserting that the virus originated in a Wuhan laboratory...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Trump softens promise of coronavirus vaccine by end of year
Politico
President Donald Trump on Tuesday softened his ambitious pledge from just days earlier that there could be a coronavirus vaccine by year’s end...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Administration to Phase Out Coronavirus Task Force
The New York Times
The group had provided President Trump a backdrop for his daily briefings while working to coordinate the government response to the pandemic...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
INTERESTING IDEA: A Message about Disney Parks from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel
Disney Parks Blog
As you may have heard at Disney’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Results Webcast, our CEO Bob Chapek announced that Shanghai Disney Resort will begin the phased reopening of Shanghai Disneyland on May 11 – an encouraging sign for Disney parks and retail locations all over the world...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: Support Musicians During the CV19 Crisis
Musicians Foundation
Please help us continue to assist professional musicians during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Many thousands of performers, educators, and composers have been left with no work. As most do not have a safety net, they turn to Musicians Foundation for support...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Children Are Falling Ill With a Baffling Ailment Related to Covid-19
The New York Times
No children are known to have died so far, but several have ended up in intensive care with mysterious symptoms that include enlarged coronary arteries...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: Financial Empowerment for Independent Contractors
Take A Leap Foundation
A FREE online financial empowerment workshop answering specific questions for Independent Contractors. Registration is required to attend...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Gov. Newsom Announces California Will Begin Easing Coronavirus Closures This Week
NPR
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California will allow some retail businesses to reopen with modifications as early as Friday, amid encouraging coronavirus benchmarks...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
Morning Boost
Today Show
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  • Watch this dad react as his son hits a homer over the fence...WATCH NOW.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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